Today's News

  • Business Briefcase: Oct. 21, 2011

    JHS staff receives

    2 ‘quality’ awards

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recently recognized team members for state and national distinctions in quality patient care and for having clean facilities.

  • New Business: FINDINGS of Shelbyville

    Address: 700 Main St., Shelbyville


    Who we are:Billie Smith of Shelbyville is the co-owner of Under the Sun and now the proud sole owner of FINDINGS of Shelbyville. Her expertise in design and creation along with her flair for uniqueness makes her a wonderful fixture to downtown Shelbyville. A resident of Shelbyville for more than 25 years, her love and support for her community is apparent to all who know her.


  • Purnell, old Ralph’s get zone changes

    Two zone changes were given a stamp of approval Tuesday night by the Triple S Planning Commission that, if passed by Shelby County Fiscal Court, would allow two long-standing businesses on opposite ends of the county to continue to grow.

    The first changed a parcel from commercial to light industrial for Purnell Sausage in Simpsonville. The company plans to build an addition onto its plant at 6931 Shelbyville Road.

  • Montell seeks to crack down on illegal aid

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) is taking dead aim at employers who hire people in the country illegally.

    Montell this week prefiled a bill that he said he hopes will reduce the number of employees who are in Shelby County illegally by putting more restrictions – and potential penalties – for those who do the hiring.

    Montell announced Wednesday that he will introduce BR 58 at the 2012 legislative session that would require all employers with more than 11 workers to use E-Verify, a system that checks Social Security numbers for authenticity.

  • Shelbyville sued for injury, employment

    Two lawsuits have been filed against the City of Shelbyville, one involving an injury and the other by a police officer who says he has been treated unfairly by the department.

    Richard Babiarz, a former police sergeant who is now a patrolman, filed suit Oct. 10 against the city, Mayor Tom Hardesty and the Shelbyville Police Department.

  • Democratic Bus Tour comes to Shelby Thursday

    Instead of stumping to a crowd of people strolling through Veterans’ Park on a lazy autumn afternoon, a bus full of Democratic candidates seeking statewide office ended up making their platform in the basement of the Shelby County Courthouse, out of the rain and gusting wind.

    A small crowd of about 25 people crowded into the hallway outside the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon, and most of them were candidates and courthouse employees. Maybe half of them were from the public, including Democratic magistrates Tony Carriss and Hubie Pollett.

  • Shelby fixture Kelly retires today

    Connie Kelly, longtime downtown business owner, smiled as she talked about today being her last day at her antique shop.

    “We have been here 22 years to the day; I will walk out the same day I walked in,” she said.

    Kelly, owner of Antiques for You, is retiring after more than two decades of operating her shop at 528 Main Street.

    Kelly sold her shop to one of her antique dealers, Lisa Peck, who will take over on Saturday. She said that Peck doesn’t plan to change things much and will keep the same antique dealers that she had.

  • News briefs: Oct. 21, 2011

    Georgetown pursuing

    veterans museum

  • Police seeking homeless woman with mental issues

    Police are looking for a woman who has been making threatening phone calls to various police agencies throughout the state.

    Kentucky State Police say they believe that the woman, Beverly Jean Feathers, 52, who they think is living in her car, could be in this area, or possibly in the Jefferson, Fayette or Rowan County areas. 

  • Tire Amnesty days are Friday and Saturday

    Shelby County residents have two more days to dispose of used tires through this year’s Tire Amnesty Days program.

    Unwanted tires may be dropped off at the Shelby County Road Department at 406 Kentucky St. today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

    The service began on Thursday, and is offered by the Division of Waste Management in the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, with assistance from county government and the Transportation Cabinet.